12 February 2016 | Leofwine_draca
Thoroughly enjoyable action horror
I spend a great deal of my life watching invariably disappointing B-movies in the hope that once in a while a gem will come along. ARMY OF THE DAMNED is such a gem: a true surprise in an overcrowded genre, a B-movie that ably mixes humour, gore, action, and tight, focused film-making to make a little crowd-pleasing movie.
Don't get me wrong, ARMY OF THE DAMNED is no classic, but it sure as hell is entertaining from beginning to end thanks to a fast pace and plenty of action. The action is centred in and around a single house which seems to have become a gateway to hell, while the various cast members struggle to work out what to do about it. Demonic possession plays a big part and there's a ton of old-school bloodshed for gorehounds to enjoy.
The film-makers are clearly horror lovers because they throw in roles for the likes of Tony Todd and Michael Berryman who don't fail to entertain. The special effects are surprisingly decent for the budget and director Tom DeNucci is clearly having a ball, just like this viewer (and what a surprise given his previous movie was the execrable SELF STORAGE!).